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NITI Aayog selects J&K for first pilot project among all States and UTs on SDGs

NITI Aayog has selected UT of J&K for first pilot project among all States and UTs on Sustainable Developmental Goals. It would get a chance to work with UN Development Programme (UNDP). The programmes would work like that of district indicator framework.

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Information would be sought from District Commissioners.

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PM to launch 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations

PM Modi will launch 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations all over the country from Chitrakoot, UP. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot. Government had announced setting up of Defence Industrial Corridor in UP.

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India has defence requirement worth over $250 billion by 2025.

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Govt to open 10 more AMRIT stores in J&K

In Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Territory Administration is planning to open 10 more Affordable Medicines & Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) stores in tertiary care institutions by the end of April 2020. 12 AMRIT stores are operating in J&K currently.

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Drugs, consumables & implants are sold at discounted rates here.

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Govt announces amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of J&K

The Government has announced amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of Jammu & Kashmir. The Administrative Council headed by the Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu approved the scheme for power consumers which will come into effect from March 1, 2020.

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Waiver of penalties & interests will cost 600 Cr to the govt.

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Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference in New Delhi. He & other dignitaries released various products developed by the KVKs.

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Govt had set a target to double farmer income by 2022.

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Union Power Minister dedicates 11 REMCs to the nation

Union Power Minister R. K. Singh dedicated 11 Renewable Energy Management Centers (REMC) to the nation at a function in New Delhi, placing India among a league of few nations, which have state-of-the-art management centers for renewable energy integration.

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Government of India target 175 GW RE Capacity by 2022.

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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: PM distributes aids and devices to Divyangjan & Senior Citizens

PM Modi is to distribute assistive aids and devices to senior citizens and Divyangjan. The objective of the event is to propagate information to senior citizens and Divyangjan belonging to BPL category about how to face their challenges in day-to-day life.

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The RVY was launched in 2016 at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

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Gujarat Assembly to start ‘Best MLA’ award from year 2019

Speaker Rajendra Trivedi said that Gujarat Assembly will start giving ‘Best MLA’ award for MLAs starting from the year 2019. The award will be in the lines of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award given to MPs & Best MLA awards given in some other states.

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Lok Sabha Speaker- Om Birla.

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Two-day unique Chilli Festival begins at Kasrawad in Madhya Pradesh

The two-day unique Chilli Festival begins at Kasrawad in in Khargone district of MP. It will help in fulfilling the Central Government's goal of doubling the income of farmers. Chilli Festival is a business opportunity for traders, investors & exporters.

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Chilli-based cuisine stalls will also be set up on the occasion.

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Mansukh Mandaviya commissions Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Varad

Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya commissioned Indian Coast Guard’s OPV ICGS Varad in Chennai. Varad will enhance Coast Guard’s capability to monitor & maintain vigil of Indian maritime borders.

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Varad is propelled by 2 diesel driven engines of 9000 KW each.

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“Enabling Procedures for Increase of Steel Usage for the Growth of Economy” workshop held in Bhubaneswar

Ministry of Steel along with Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry-Government of Japan and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organised the “Enabling Procedures for Increase of Steel Usage for the Growth of Economy” workshop in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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PM plans Mission Purvodaya to make India $5 trillion economy.

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Defence Minister inaugurates new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at HAL Complex in Bengaluru

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at Helicopter Division in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Complex at Bengaluru, Karnataka. LCH is a 5.5-tonne class combat helicopter designed and developed by HAL.

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It inherits many features of the Advanced Light Helicopter.

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Bengaluru continues to record highest number of digital transactions

Bengaluru accounted for the highest number of digital transactions in India in 2019, followed by Chennai, Mumbai & Pune, while United Payments Interface was the most preferred mode of payment, said a new report by online payment processor Worldline India.

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UPI is followed by debit cards, IMPS & credit cards.

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Sri Lankan govt not to sign MCC with US

Sri Lankan Government has decided not to sign the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) with the US. The MCC agreement is to provide a grant of 480 million US dollars to Sri Lanka for development of transport and land deeds based on certain conditions.

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Sri Lankan President- Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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India to attend signing of Peace Deal between US & Taliban in Doha

India's Ambassador to Qatar P. Kumaran will attend the signing of the peace deal between the US & the Afghan Taliban. The deal would allow for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The US has lost over 2,400 soldiers in Afghanistan since late 2001.

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The Qatar government has invited India for the ceremony.

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JD(U)'s Vamikinagar MP Baidyanath Prasad Mahto passes away

Janata Dal (United)’s Lok Sabha Member Baidyanath Prasad Mahto from Vamikinagar Parliamentary Constituency passed away. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Vamikinagar as Janata DaL (United) candidate & was deputy leader of the JD(U) in the current Lok Sabha.

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Baidyanath Prasad Mahto passed away at the age of 72.

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World Rare Disease Day observes on last day of February

29 February 2020 is the 13th international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On this day many patient organisations all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities. Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year.

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Rare disease-Any disorder that affects small part of the people.